Press Releases

August 22, 2011

BEAM DONATES $100,000 TO OPERATION HOMEFRONT

Fred Noe, seventh-generation Jim Beam family distiller (L), with the help of Kid Rock, presents Jim Beam’s $100,000 donation to Amy Palmer, COO of Operation Homefront, backstage at Kid Rock’s concert in Tinley Park, Ill., on Aug. 19.

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August 16, 2011

BEAM APPOINTS CHRISTOPHER BAUDER BOURBON GENERAL MANAGER

Announcement made as Beam’s bourbon portfolio continues to outpace industry.

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August 15, 2011

BEAM UNVEILS NEW CORPORATE BRANDING

Corporate Logo Showcasing Jim Beam’s Signature Reflects Company’s Commitment to Quality, Innovation and Authenticity.

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July 27, 2011

FORTUNE BRANDS NAMES BOARDS OF DIRECTORS FOR INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES FOLLOWING PLANNED SEPARATION

• Bruce Carbonari Announces Plans to Retire from Company at Year End Following Completion of Planned Separation Initiative • David Mackay, former Kellogg Company CEO, to be non-executive Chairman of Beam • David Thomas, lead Fortune Brands director, to be non-executive Chairman of Fortune Brands Home & Security

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June 30, 2011

FORTUNE BRANDS ANNOUNCES STOCK LISTING INFORMATION FOR PROPOSED INDEPENDENT COMPANIES

Companies Expect to Trade on New York Stock Exchange with Ticker Symbols “BEAM” and “FBHS” Upon Anticipated Separation in Early Fourth Quarter.

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April 26, 2011

FORTUNE BRANDS PROGRESSING SEPARATION PLAN, ANNOUNCES PROPOSED NAMES OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

Following Separation, Ongoing Company to be Re-Named Beam Inc.

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March 21, 2011

BEAM GLOBAL SPIRITS & WINE ANNOUNCES LONG-TERM SALES, DISTRIBUTION AND RTD MANUFACTURING AGREEMENT WITH COCA-COLA AMATIL IN AUSTRAILA

The new agreement is an expansion of the arrangement established with Beam Global in 2007 where CCA managed all the sales and distribution function of Beam Global’s spirits portfolio on behalf of Pacific Beverages (CCA’s joint venture with SABMiller).

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February 16, 2011

BEAM GLOBAL SPIRITS & WINE APPOINTS ALBERT BALADI AS PRESIDENT, EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA

As President of EMEA, one of the company's three global regions, Baladi will lead Beam Global's growth strategy in the region, with all sales, marketing and functional areas reporting to him.

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October 26, 2010

ROB SAMUELS NAMED MAKER'S MARK® CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Rob Samuels has been named to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer of Maker’s Mark®, one of Fortune Brands’ (NYSE: FO) premium spirits brands.

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October 7, 2010

BEAM GLOBAL SPIRITS & WINE ANNOUNCES PLANS TO SELL COCKBURN'S PORT TO SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES

Oporto, Portugal (7th October, 2010) – Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., the premium spirits business of Fortune Brands (NYSE: FO), today announced plans to divest the Cockburn’s Port brand to Symington Family Estates, the leading producer of premium quality ports.

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